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Old 07-10-2013, 06:00 PM
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Seriously, the C clamp idea seems pretty good. I have the little tool that came with the UFP but it just falls out if it is not under pressure from backing. I attached it to a stiff wire and wrapped that around the trailer. When I put the block in place I pull and twist the wire and it all stays in place. Not the most convenient method but I only need it to back up the driveway at home.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:27 PM
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Seriously, the C clamp idea seems pretty good. I have the little tool that came with the UFP but it just falls out if it is not under pressure from backing. I attached it to a stiff wire and wrapped that around the trailer. When I put the block in place I pull and twist the wire and it all stays in place. Not the most convenient method but I only need it to back up the driveway at home.
Two inexpensive block magnets on either side of the post for that little tool will hold it in place.

Agree that the c-clamp idea is impressive. Fortunately, my Dorsey trailer has a switch that locks out the actuator.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:24 PM
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Magnets! You, sir, are a genius!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:39 PM
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I have one of those rubber bracelets (like the LiveStrong ones) around my hitch. It works great to hold the plug in.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:36 PM
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Part of my OCD is that I just painted my trailer (see "small restoration of my MC trailer" in this section) and I don't want any scratches. I guess at least for now until I get a few rock chips down the road. The other part is that my lake cabin is in a hilly neighborhood and what something simple that I don't have to explain to someone what needs to be done, and that it has to be done going uphill so that the pin can be inserted before heading downhill... I have a 24' Chaparral that has the lockout and it is so nice just to drive and not worry about it. Otherwise, I had thought of the big rubber band concept and I like the magnet idea. It has me thinking!
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:55 PM
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I started a very similar discussion about this topic, so I am interested in where this thread will lead. However I do have one question, my trailer plug has 5 wires and my truck has only 4. Is it possible that the fifth wire is for a lock out of the brakes?
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:35 PM
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The 5th wire is for your lock out, and it hooks up to your reverse lights.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:27 PM
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I have decided to go for modifying what I have with the bypass and not the shut-off by Titan. I'll let you know how it goes. Hope to have it off this Sunday.
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Old 07-13-2013, 02:58 PM
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